Not long ago, at the 19th annual Best of Success conference in Dallas, Roofing Contractor continued its long-standing tradition of naming the residential and commercial roofing Contractors of the Year. It was an honor to present the awards to the leadership teams of Greenwood Industries and Bone Dry Roofing from a stage shared by so many impressive roofing contractors during the two-day event.
As is the case every year, RC editors had our work cut out for us during the selection process; the field of contractors to vet was diverse, dynamic, and each well-deserving of recognition. It’s one of the most important – and challenging — tasks we assume in our positions.
Selecting the best of you — those roofing contractors that truly stand out for implementing best practices, taking care of their employees and excelling at quality work — is not easy. Nor should it be. There are so many roofers out there creatively finding ways to succeed, committed to giving back to the communities they’re in and striving to leave the overall industry in a better place.
Our goal as a publication is to recognize not only the commercial and residential roofing contractors that level up in performance and customer care but also strive to highlight innovators pushing the industry forward in a positive direction. And not just for profitability — as important as that is — but for advancing the roofing profession’s future.
Indianapolis-based Bone Dry and Greenwood Industries, headquartered in Worcester, Mass., fit the bill.
Both are exceptional roofers focused on customer care and high-quality installations.
Greenwood’s award-winning work dates back more than a decade, and its crewmembers’ fingerprints are on the rooftops of some of the most significant structures in the Northeast — historical and otherwise.
Bone Dry has recently been recognized by residents in its markets and by roofing material manufacturers for its consistency, safety and overall customer satisfaction. The number of Google reviews recently swelled past 3,000 and counting, and it boasts an average of 4.8 stars across all Midwest offices.
Both are innovative and bold when it comes to growth.
Bone Dry is in the midst of a pre-pandemic strategic plan that expanded operations to 20 locations in seven states through acquisitions and greenfields. It also created Bone Dry Solar in 2022 and is already seeing success in the Indianapolis solar roofing market.
Greenwood also expanded its reach into surrounding states like New York, but its growth strategy goes beyond traditional roofing. With no other roofers in the area offering waterproofing services and masonry restoration together, Greenwood set the template for innovation by purchasing a century-old company with name recognition and a skilled workforce.
Both are big on mentorship and growing from within.
Bone Dry Roofing established its Bone Dry University in 2021 to develop its workforce as well as increase recruitment and retention. To date, employees completed more than 18,000 e-learning modules and spent more than 8,700 hours on live training.
As RC readers learned from 2023 Young Gun Joe Jolicoeur, Greenwood’s leadership team has created a culture of success by incorporating good ideas from younger employees into its systems. Mentoring and developing talent from within its ranks continues to be a priority — and winning formula.
With that said, it’s a new year, and the search for the next contractors to highlight begins this month as RC opens the online submission period for both the Contractors of the Year and the 2024 Top 100 List. Find out more on how to get involved by heading to the RC Contractors of the Year page; be sure to follow us on social media to get the latest updates, reminders and alerts about all of RC’s exclusive content initiatives in the year ahead.
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